Thursday, March 26, 2009

One day I fell asleep...

One day I fell asleep….right after I –
Rested in the green grass
On a fruitport soccer field
Running my fingers through
The long golden hair
Of a 17 year-old boy
Who stole my heart

One day I woke up….right before I –
Stood behind a fence
On the side of a fruitport soccer field
And caught the eye
Of that same boy
While he coached the high-school team
Of our grown daughter

And my heart melted all over again.

One day I fell asleep….right after I –
Hadn’t turned 20
As my baby peeked out
From behind the sheet
That separated her crib from our bed
Where we saw a home filled with love
Where others saw a garage

One day I woke up….right before I –
Hadn’t turned 35
As my baby peeked out
From behind her bathroom door
With a pink stripe in her hair
Where she asked me if I thought
Dad would let her go to the boys house
Even if the parents weren’t going to be home

And my heart laughed all over again.

One day I fell asleep….right after I –
Loaded his tiny body
Into the car-seat of a noisy Ford
With his little blue blankie in tow
To drive around-and-around
A dimly lit Trailer Park
To get him to fall asleep

One day I woke up….right before I –
Walked into his bedroom
To pull down the covers
With his hairy best friend in tow
To repeatedly say his name
And have Dudley lick his face
To get him to wake up

And my heart swelled all over again.


One day I fell asleep….right after I –
Placed a puffy blanket and pillow
On the floor of our room
Right next to my side of the bed
So, when she came crying
In the middle of the night
She had a safe place to sleep

One day I woke up….right before I –
Let her turn on the lamp
To wake up her Daddy
As she snuggled in closely
On my side of the bed
To read her favorite book
While she felt comfort

And my heart was thankful all over again.

5 comments:

Dan said...

Baby you are the sweetest wife and mother I could ever be blessed with.I am so in love with you for all that you are.Thankyou for the Blogging,for as much as I harp on you about it all it sure is great to see all your thoughts put into words.....Lets just say my eyes got a good cleaning after reading all you wrote:) Glad no one but the Dud was here to see me cry...:)I love for ever.......12 Days :)

Mara said...

Kristie, that is so beautiful!! and Dan - aww, so sweet!

tHe hUliNgs said...

So I cried.... a lot... just like Dan... ~ That is SO beautiful Kristie.. best post you have ever written.

Paul and Jackie said...

We need to find a publisher! Wow!

Jackie

Kendra said...

Wow. That was amazing. You are a gifted writer.